Amy Winehouse life-size statue to be unveiled on her birthday

21/08/14

Amy Winehouse

Three years after her death, a life-size statue of Amy Winehouse will be brought to Camden, the area of London she made her home.

It is expected to arrive on what would have been the singer's 31st birthday on 14 September.

"Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever," said her father Mitch Winehouse.

"Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with."

Maquette of Amy Winehouse statue

He added: "The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people to the area."

The bronze, created by sculptor Scott Eaton, will feature Amy with her hand on her hip and her well-known beehive hairdo.

After the original plan for it to be erected in the Roundhouse music venue was scrapped, the statue will now be placed in the Stables Market.

"The Roundhouse would have been great as Amy and the Foundation have a great affinity with the venue, but it would not always have been accessible for fans," said Mitch.

"We wanted people to be able to see it, touch and interact."

Amy passed away at her home at the age of 27, back in 2011.

An inquest confirmed she died of accidental alcohol poisoning. The singer had previously struggled with alcohol and drug abuse.

After her death her family set up a foundation in her name to help young people with problems including addiction.

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